Cultural Landscapes Exhibit Opening

Gouache on board by Les Herman

Gouache on board by Les Herman

Bring your friends and family to the Yellowstone Gateway Museum in Livingston and test your Park County landscape knowledge! The gala opening for the museum’s newest exhibit, Vignettes of History: Cultural Landscapes of Park County, is slated for Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30 pm, 118 W. Chinook St., Livingston. This multi-media, interactive exhibit features artisans from the county who portray well-known (and obscure) cultural landscapes of Park County. The display encourages people to use observation while at the museum and when surrounded by local landscapes. Artwork is on exhibit now through September 2019. Get a jump on identifying artwork sites by visiting the museum or referring to the exhibit’s artwork, here.

The exhibit features paintings by Edd Enders, Charles Fifield, Kelly Hartman, Les Herman, Darlene “Puci” Pucillo, Tandy Miles Riddle, and Robert Spanning; a pen and ink by Kyle Ebert, pencil sketches by Steve Fox and Jean Skillman; and photographs by Storrs Bishop, Norm Miller, Hallie Rugheimer, and Rosamond Stanton.

Most pieces are available for purchase, benefiting the museum’s exhibits and programs.

Photo by Rosamond Stanton

Photo by Rosamond Stanton

Artwork locations are not identified on the exhibit’s works of art. We are holding a contest (with prizes) at the exhibit opening on June 6, 2019. To test people’s cultural landscape knowledge, attendees are invited to identify as many sites as possible from a pool of locations; awards will be given to contest winners near the end of the evening. 

After the opening, a worksheet that includes possible locations will be available in the exhibit. Check with a museum attendee who can reveal how many sites you have correctly identified—the reward is feeling a little more connected to special sites in our county.

Sponsors for the exhibit are CTA Architects and Engineers. The exhibit is upstairs in the Expedition Room of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, 118 W. Chinook St., Livingston, Montana through September 2019.  For more information, contact Karen Reinhart, 222-4184.

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Colored pencil sketch by Steve Fox